Maria Thieme

Maria Bento-Thieme

Skype – maria.thieme2

Affordable fees

Regular weekly sessions at £50 per hour. This can be discussed and negotiated at the initial appointment.


Oxshott KT22


  • UKCP Accredited Therapist
  • BSC in Psychology
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Therapist)
  • BSFT (Brief Solution Focused Therapy)
  • DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapist)
  • Neuropsychology

These are all theoretical approaches which deal with trauma, anxiety and depression.

About my work

My experience began with managing a Community Mental Health Home in Surbiton for four years and then the Star and Garter Home in Richmond Hill for eight years as part of the medical team.

In 1994 I took over the running of the Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. My role is to supervise the therapists, interview therapists for placements, deal with the finances and assess new clients.

My intention

My intention is to provide a confidential and accessible psychological intervention at an affordable rate. I like to integrate various theoretical approaches. Originally using transpersonal and humanistic broadly exploratory talking therapy and lately some focused work. My training was influenced by the Psychoanalytical (post Freudians) and transpersonal (Jungian) theories. I like to integrate the findings in neuropsychology and relational psychology.

What is therapy?

Oxshott Therapy Room

Therapy is a place where you unravel and try to make sense of what feels overwhelming or puzzling. It’s a space where you can re-think the narrative you are accustomed to use. I like to invite you to this transitional space where you can sort out what is valuable to you from the inside out.

Coronavirus – changes in the way we are working

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak affecting many people in many ways, we are taking the necessary steps to protect both our clients and ourselves, by conducting all counselling and psychotherapy sessions via telephone or video calls.

Childhood home…
Beautiful England…

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